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What

Hummingbirds Family Trochilidae

Observer

a2lau

Date

April 1, 2012 05:35 PM PDT

Place

Fort Mason (Google, OSM)

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What

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

a2lau

Date

September 27, 2014 02:47 PM PDT

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What

Western Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. mormon

Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

September 26, 2014

Description

A juvenile?
It was about 20 cm long.
Dead on the road, but didn't look particularly flat/squashed.

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marsh sandwort Arenaria paludicola

Observer

mrchasse

Date

August 28, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Endangered species (re)introduction. No historic records from Marin County, but historic range includes Mendocino County down to San Bernadino. Historic occurrence closest to this location is Presidio near Fort Point.

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Grasses Family Poaceae

Observer

sterling

Date

September 1, 2014

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What

hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea

Observer

sterling

Date

September 25, 2014 09:44 PM PDT

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Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch

Observer

jerdownie

Date

September 20, 2014 11:28 AM PDT

Description

Picture of Coho smolt. Redwood Creek, CA

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What

Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 25, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Observer

mrchasse

Date

January 27, 2010 04:41 PM PST

Description

In the backyard of a home formerly occupied by the caretaker of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Likely an ornamental cultivar, but possibly a species that occurred within the former cemetery grounds (which also featured the Franciscan and Raven's manzanitas). According to Tom Parker, possibly a subspecies of Arctostaphylos bakeri.

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 02:04 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

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Umber Skipper Poanes melane

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 02:41 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

Description

Visiting almost every flower in the area, but in this photo resting on the non-native Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius).

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Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 02:42 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

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What

Marsh Jaumea Jaumea carnosa

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 24, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

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saltbush Genus Atriplex

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 24, 2014 12:03 PM PDT

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What

annual saltmarsh aster Symphyotrichum subulatum

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 24, 2014 12:02 PM PDT

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alkali seaheath Frankenia salina

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 24, 2014 11:05 AM PDT

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What

Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

metsa

Date

September 24, 2014 12:50 PM PDT
Fungi

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Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

metsa

Date

September 24, 2014 08:01 AM PDT

Description

On rock with several varieties of lichen

Fungi

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What

Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

metsa

Date

September 24, 2014 08:06 AM PDT

Description

on the same rock with several varieties of lichen, crustose

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What

Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

Observer

metsa

Date

September 24, 2014 07:58 AM PDT

Description

On rock in full sun, light pale green, soredia. Lower surface: brown edges with dark rhizines

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Rock Shields Genus Xanthoparmelia

Observer

metsa

Date

September 24, 2014 08:03 AM PDT

Description

Grayish-green, dark lower surface, very close to rock

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coast silk tassel Garrya elliptica

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 03:23 PM PDT

Description

Planted near the Holocaust Memorial. In between two species of manzanita.

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Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 03:21 PM PDT

Description

Ornamental planting adjacent to Holocaust Memorial. Tall plant, no burl; leaves with stomata on both surfaces, lobed and clasping stem; twigs glandular hairy. Fruits not present.

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Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 03:20 PM PDT

Description

Ornamental planting adjacent to Holocaust Memorial. Possibly A. hookeri. Plant without a burl; stomata on both surfaces; nascent infl bract leaf-like.

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What

blueblossom Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 02:54 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

Description

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus was reported to have covered many of San Francisco's hills at the time of the Gold Rush, but its chaparral and coastal scrub habitats were quickly decimated by wood cutters gathering firewood to supply a growing city (one with relatively few trees other than coast live oak). Blue blossom is now abundant in San Francisco only on the Presidio Coastal Bluffs. This lone individual is at the top of "Dead Man's Bluff", and has likely escaped trampling due to its location at the very top edge of the highest cliff at Lands End.

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maidenhair vine Muehlenbeckia complexa

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 02:26 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

Description

In a drainage filled with concrete and other debris, and mixed in with iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis).

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What

wooly cudweed Pseudognaphalium stramineum

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 02:21 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

Description

On steep eroding bluffs. Currently in fruit.

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hairy gumweed Grindelia hirsutula

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 01:48 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

Description

Growing along a remnant of the old railroad grade near Dead Mans Bluff. Smaller petals & leaves, and late-blooming compared to typical Grindelia hirsutula; fits general appearance of G. hirsutula var. maritima (a rare taxon) which is no longer recognized by The Jepson Manual.

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What

Irish Lady's-tresses Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Observer

mrchasse

Date

September 23, 2014 01:39 PM PDT

Place

Lands End (Google, OSM)

Description

Growing on a steep north-facing slope near Dead Man's Bluff. Photo is blurry due to its dangerous location.

The one and only vouchered Lands End collection for this locally uncommon species dates from 1931.

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Observer

dgreenberger

Date

September 22, 2014 03:12 PM PDT